Sports briefs for March 2, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 02, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.
UMaine swimmer sets school record PITTSBURGH — University of Maine junior Matt England set a UMaine record in the 100 backstroke, racing to time of 49.4 seconds during the trials at the ECAC Championships over the weekend at the University of Pittsburgh. The Bangor High graduate finished in eighth place …
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Andy Murray of Britain during their men's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne Sunday.

Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

By Greg Stutchbury, Reuters on Feb. 01, 2015, at 5:07 p.m.
MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but on Sunday he firmly established him as the king of Melbourne’s blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title. The 27-year-old Serb, limping from two slips on court, breathing heavily and battling …
Tennis great Martina Navratilova (center) stands with Serena Williams (left) of the U.S. as she holds the winner's trophy next to Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning their women's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament Saturday in Melbourne.

Serena Williams overpowers Sharapova to win 19th grand slam

By Greg Stutchbury, Reuters on Jan. 31, 2015, at 5:50 p.m.
MELBOURNE — Top seed Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title with a 6-3, 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Williams’ sixth title at Melbourne Park moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen Wills …

TV, radio schedule for January 23, 2015

on Jan. 22, 2015, at 4:54 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS CONY at OXFORD HILLS, 5 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio EDWARD LITTLE at BREWER, 6:30 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet ( MT. BLUE at BANGOR, 7 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet ( CARIBOU at MDI, 7:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 …
Josh Warren during his tenure as assistant tennis coach at Colby College.

Husson names USM graduate its first tennis coach

on Jan. 06, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
BANGOR | Josh Warren, a former University of Southern Maine tennis player and Colby College assistant coach, has been selected as the first head coach of the Husson University women’s tennis team, which begins its first season this fall. “I am excited to lead a tennis program in this …

TV Radio schedule for November 14, 2014

on Nov. 13, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Ford EcoBoost 300, Practice, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV; 12:30 p.m., Practice, 4 p.m., Final Practice, FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Ford EcoBoost 400, Qualifying, 6 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Homestead, Qualifying, 2:30 p.m., Race, 8 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio …
Serena Williams (USA)with Martina Navratilova (left) and Chris Evert (right) at the trophy presentation after recording match point against Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) in the women's singles final of the 2014 U.S.

Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

By Patrick Johnston, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
SINGAPORE — Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the “silence” of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as “brothers.” Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by …

Hampden’s Ashley Woodside earns tennis honor

on Oct. 15, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
Ashley Woodside of Hampden and Colby-Sawyer College has been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference women’s tennis rookie of the year. The former Hampden Academy standout went 8-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play during her first year of collegiate singles matches. She went 1-0 at the No. 1 singles …

Local sports results for Sept. 18, 2014

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Narraguagus 3, Calais 2 Penquis Valley 1, Dexter 1 Searsport 12, DIS 1 Shead 3, Machias 2 So. Aroostook 7, Katahdin 1 FIELD HOCKEY Belfast 3, Mount View 2 Dexter 5, Stearns 1 Foxcroft 10, Hermon 0 John Bapst 1, Orono 0 MCI …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 18, 2014

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …

Sports briefs for Sept. 11, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
Pedroia has season-ending surgery The season is over for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia had surgery on his left wrist Thursday. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success but did not say when he would be able to return to baseball activities. The 31-year-old Pedroia …

Transformer delivery issue delays first night home game for Houlton football team

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
The fledgling Houlton High School football team hoped to play its first home game under the lights at the Maliseet Sports Complex on Friday night. But those Friday night lights will have to wait, as this weekend’s game against Washington Academy of East Machias has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. …

Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open men’s title

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
NEW YORK — Croatia’s Marin Cilic swept past Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year’s final grand slam. The big-serving Croatian overwhelmed a weary Nishikori …

Tennis Round Robin tournament to benefit aging in place program

By Kara Janes on Sept. 09, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Country Club, 213 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-5852; BLUE HILL, Maine — There will be a 5-round tennis tournament to benefit At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place, will be held …

Williams beats Wozniacki for 18th grand slam title

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 07, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
NEW YORK — World number one Serena Williams swept past good friend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open final on Sunday to move into the record books with her 18th grand slam title. The third straight and sixth overall U.S. Open crown for the 32-year-old American, …
Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their semifinal match Saturday at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

Djokovic, Federer upset in U.S. Open semis

By Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on Sept. 06, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
NEW YORK — The final piece of Roger Federer’s best-case dream-draw fell into place just a couple of hours before he took the court late Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open. In the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium, he watched his rival Novak Djokovic wilt in the heat in the …
Serena Williams celebrates recording match point in her match against Ekaterina Makarova in a U.S. Open semifinal at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York Friday.

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.
NEW YORK — Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semifinals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open. Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai …

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 6-7, 2014

on Sept. 05, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Italian Grand Prix, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, 7:30 p.m., ABC-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TORONTO at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …

Resurgent Cilic powers into U.S. Open semis

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 04, 2014, at 9:28 p.m.
NEW YORK — A resurgent Marin Cilic blasted his way by sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to become the first Croatian to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since his coach Goran Ivanisevic in 1996. For Cilic, who missed last year’s U.S. Open while serving a …

TV Radio schedule for September 5, 2014

on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Practice, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Virginia529 College Savings 250, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Race, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, …
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business